Fire Truck Donation Enhances Firefighter Training at Tarrant County College

FIREHOUSE recently shared a post detailing how the city of Grapevine’s generosity is enhancing the training of cadets at the Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center.
Read the post to learn more about the 75-foot ladder truck donation.

FIREHOUSE post

TCC Firefighter Cadet Tells Her Story

There is a class of high-demand, well-paying jobs historically dominated by men, but Tarrant County College is helping to change that by opening doors of opportunity to all. KERA reporter Courtney Collins spotlights one firefighter cadet’s journey through TCC’s Fire Academy at Northwest Campus. Hear what Alexis Dunn has to say about challenging the status quo.
 
KERA story
 

NBC 5: New TCC Southeast Course Helps Autistic Students Dream Big

NBC 5 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Southeast Campus offering a new computer animation class that’s opening doors for some autistic students. Reporter Larry Collins visited the American Dream City to see how this college course is preparing students for a brighter future.

Watch the NBC 5 story.

TCC Freshman Helps Area Youth Learn About Police Roles

Tarrant County College freshman Jacob Mueller spent his winter break teaching some young Explorers from Mansfield Police Department Post 1601 about police roles and careers. During the week-long camp, participants covered active shooter scenarios, hand-to-hand-combat, traffic stops, and more.

Read about Mueller’s passion for helping others in this Star-Telegram story.

TCC Alum Navigates UNT Program for Veterans, Earns First Four-Year Degree in Family

The University of North Texas recently featured Johnathan Igou, a graduate of TCC’s logistics and supply chain management program, on the school’s main website.  Earlier this week, Johnathan, an Air Force veteran, received a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree with a specialization in logistical operations, becoming the first in his family to earn a four-year degree. Mike Esquivel, coordinator of the logistics program at TCC Northwest, talked about Johnathan’s academic journey.

Read Johnathan Igou’s story. 

TCC Police Officer Makes Teddy Bears for Sick Children

CBS-11 News recently aired a story about Sergeant Terry Richards, a police officer at Tarrant County College. Richards works in partnership with Cook’s Children Medical Center to spread joy to sick children through the love of teddy bears. Each stuffed teddy bear or puppy that Richards brings to a child wears a replica police uniform made from recycled police uniforms and is named Sergeant Phil Better. These teddy bears not only make sick children smile they also bring joy to all involved in the project.
 
Watch the story
 

TCC Northwest Campus Hosts Big X 2016 Event

CBS 11 and KRLD NewsRadio 1080 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Northwest Campus hosting Big X 2016. The three day event hosted police, firefighters, public health officials, hospitals and emergency managers from 16 North Texas counties. During the three days emergency responders received training dealing with everything from responding to tornadoes to potential terrorist attacks. More than 3,500 individuals from federal, state and local agencies honed their skills.

CBS 11 and KRLD coverage

TCC’s Education Fair for ITT Students Featured on Channel 11

CBS-11 News recently aired a story highlighting how Tarrant County College is looking to help the now former students of ITT Technical. TCC South Campus hosted an “Education Fair” geared towards helping the former students of the recently closed ITT Tech continue their education. TCC had financial aid, veteran affairs, and transfer coordinators on hand to help former ITT Tech students find the best pathway to continue their education.

TCC’s Swift Water Training Center Featured on Channel 11

The Arlington Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team spent the evening at a water training facility at TCC Northwest in Fort Worth. This is one of many training sessions to come for first responders all around Texas. The training at the center’s Swift Water Simulator, one of the best in the region, could be the difference between life and death.

Channel 11 Coverage

TCC’s New Autism Spectrum Disorder Program Featured on KTXA 21

KXTA Channel 21 recently ran a story about Tarrant County College’s classes for students who suffer from Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD). Autism is a mental condition that becomes present in early childhood, it causes challenges in communicating, developing abstract thought and forming relationships with other people. But as highlighted by Channel 21, students who suffer from autism refuse to let the disease get in the way of furthering their education and future careers.

The Autism program at Tarrant County College is geared towards making sure every student who enters the program leaves with the skills that it takes it make it in the workplace, furthering their education and forming relationships that will last a lifetime. Watch the news clip to learn more not only about the core curriculum but how professors ensure that students learn valuable skills that they can use in all aspects of their daily lives.

KTXA 21 Coverage